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Guide to the Elbert P. Jones papers, 1846-1852
BANC MSS C-B 464  
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Description
Relate mainly to his activities in San Francisco as lawyer, businessman, proprietor of the Portsmouth House, property owner, and member of the town council. Included are letters; accounts; contracts for street and property improvements; deeds; and petitions and other papers submitted to the council.
Background
Elbert P. Jones came overland to San Francisco from Kentucky in 1846. He was a lawyer, and in addition to his practice he became active in business and municipal affairs. Late in 1846 he became proprietor of the Portsmouth House. From January to April 1847, he served as editor of the California Star. He also owned many town lots and built several buildings, including a store and warehouse at the foot of Washington Street where he conducted his mercantile business.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.